Sunday, June 14, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer (6-5) vs. Taylor Jungmann (1-0)
The Milwaukee Brewers welcome the Washington Nationals to Miller Park on Sunday. Max Scherzer is the probable starter for the Nationals and he'll face Taylor Jungmann of the Brewers. The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -158 and Milwaukee at +148. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Nationals, with a 26-35 run line record, cover the spread 43% of the time. They also have a 35-24 over/under record. The Brewers have a 31-28 over/under record and a 28-34 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 45% of the time.
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The Nationals show up with a 31-30 record, including 15-18 on the road. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer holds a 6-5 record with an earned run average of 2.13 and a WHIP of 0.95. He's pitched 84.1 innings thus far while surrendering 67 hits over that time and when he starts, the Nationals are 7-5. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 4-7. His teammates are averaging 3.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 177 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.67. The bullpen has struck out 173 and walked 59 batters this season while opposing teams hit .250 against them. Washington has a team average of 9.47 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.95 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.01, they are 19th in the league.
Washington ranks 15th in the league in team batting average at .250 while hitting .251 on the road. The Nationals on-base percentage sits at .316, which puts them at 16th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .403. With 66 hits, Yunel Escobar leads the team while his team ranks 18th in hits per game with 8.39.
Milwaukee is 11-20 at home while holding a 24-38 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 1.29, Taylor Jungmann will come into this game holding a 1-0 record and a 0.57 WHIP. He's pitched 7 innings thus far while surrendering 3 hits over that time in which the Brewers are 1-0. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 0-1. His teammates score an average of 4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 166 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.32. The Brewers bullpen has struck out 208 batters and walked 75 this season while opposing teams have hit .226 against them. Milwaukee has a team average of 8.96 hits per game and are averaging 8.37 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.23, they are 26th in the league.
They rank 28th in the league in team batting average with a .235 average while hitting .238 at home. The Brewers on-base percentage sits at .287, which puts them at 30th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .379. With 55 hits, Adam Lind leads the team while his team ranks 29th in hits per game with 7.92.
In terms of team defense, the Nationals have a fielding percentage of .983 with 39 total errors, 591 assists and 1,614 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Brewers have accumlated 51 errors while having 624 assists and 1,661 put outs leading to a .978 fielding percentage.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 35-24 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 26-35 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 31-28 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 28-34 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/12/15 P Aaron Barrett Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/11)
06/11/15 1B Ryan Zimmerman Foot Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/10)
05/30/15 P Stephen Strasburg Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/30)
05/19/15 LF Jayson Werth Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
05/15/15 P Doug Fister Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/15)
04/30/15 LF Reed Johnson Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/29)
04/15/15 P Craig Stammen Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14)
04/06/15 LF Nate McLouth Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
06/12/15 CF Carlos Gomez Groin "?" Saturday vs. Washington Nationals
06/04/15 P Brandon Kintzler Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/26)
05/31/15 LF Khris Davis Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/30)
05/24/15 P Wily Peralta Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals
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